AAA Editor Notes
Temecula Valley Museum, in Sam Hicks Monument Park at 28314 Mercedes St., houses historic artifacts, tools, Native American artifacts, and photographs that describe the history of the area. A diorama depicts the town as it looked around 1914. The Touch History play area features a general store, parlor, antiques and a life-size horse. A collection of Erle Stanley Gardner memorabilia also is displayed. Gardner, author of the Perry Mason mystery novels, lived in Temecula for more than 30 years until his death in 1970.
A temporary exhibit changes every 8 weeks. Walking tours of Old Town Temecula are offered as well.